Home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Malta is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Southern Europe. Aside from being a historically significant country that was influenced by the Romans, Greeks, Spanish, Phoenicians, British, French, Normans, Moors and Sicilian, Malta has countless sites for recreation as it is also an island that has an archipelago in Mediterranean Sea.
Here are some of the things that you must not miss or places that you must visit when you are on a trip to Malta.
Get stunned in the Mediterraneo Marine Park
With the slogan, "Education, Emotion and FUN", the Mediterraneo Marine Park is a place where dolphins, reptiles, sea lions and other marine mammals are taken care of. It is the top tourist attraction in the island as it is the only marine park that can be found in Malta.
Aside from being a tourist attraction, the Mediterraneo Marine Park also advocates the promotion of awareness and responsible marine conservation not only for tourists but for locals, as well. The marine park, which is open every day, features three main attractions including the Dolphin Presentation, the Parrot Presentation and the Sea Lion Presentation.
Explore the Blue Lagoon
Malta is known to be a perfect destination for divers, snorkelers and people who just love to unwind with the breath-taking view of the clearest blue seas. It is known to be the place for some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. The Blue Lagoon in Malta is the bluest water in Malta which lies in a bed of rock and white sand. According to the Lonely Planet, this rests alongside the island of Comino which remains undeveloped as of this day. The Blue Lagoon is perfect for water activities such as diving, snorkeling and swimming.
According to the Telegraph, there are over 50,000 tourists who got o Malta for diving every year. Whether you are an expert diver or just a beginner, there is a diving center in Malta waiting for you. Get stunned with the limitless marine life and breathtaking bluest Mediterranean sea that is perfect for diving and other underwater activities. The diving centers in Malta are equipped with the proper gears and facilities as well as training coaches and professional divers to lead you to some of the best diving experiences of your life.
Visit the Filming Locations of the "Game of Thrones"
Familiar with the King's Landing and the Red Keep of the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones"? A full-day tour in Malta leaded by two of the actors of the TV series will bring you to the exact place where the capital of the Seven Kingdoms and the home of King of Westeros and Protector of the Realm were filmed.
You will get an exclusive tour to the ancient streets and forts and all the other sites that were actually featured in the first two seasons of the hit TV series plus there are also behind-the-scenes ins and outs that the provided exclusively for the tourists who will avail of the site visit.
Go to the Upper Barrakka Gardens
Located in Valletta, Malta, the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a public garden that gives a perfect landscape with of the Grand Harbour. This place was built during the 1950s wherein the arches were constructed by Fra Flaminio Balbiani who was an Italian knight.
Originally, the this was used as a place for leisure and entertainment for the Order of Saint John's knights. Subsequently, the garden was opened to public right after the French occupation in Malta during the year 1800. Numerous memorials and monuments of notable personalities including those of Sir Thomas Maitland and Gerald Strickland are located in the Upper Barrakka Gardens.